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Parish News for Seventh Sunday of Easter – Exaudi

Seventh Sunday of Easter-Exaudi

12 May 2024


The Spirit of Truth Bears Witness to Jesus

The Spirit of Truth bears witness to Jesus, who is the truth. But the world does not receive the truth. It loves its own and hates those who are of the truth. Just as Jesus was scorned, so is His Church. “The hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God” (John 16:2). Yet it is by Jesus’ suffering and death that we are saved. Therefore we rejoice to share in His sufferings, that we may also share in His resurrection glory (1 Pet. 4:7–14). Through the ministry of the Spirit of Truth, we are cleansed from the deceit of our idols and given a new heart and a new spirit, the heart and Spirit of Christ (Ezek. 36:22–28). He now works in us fervent, self-giving love for one another, love which covers a multitude of sins, “that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (1 Pet. 4:11).


Parish News

Altar Flowers donated today to the Glory of God by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hayne.

Campus Ministry Bible Study/Dinner Our last bible study for this school year will be May 14 at 5:30 pm. All college students are welcome! Members, please check the bulletin board to sign up to bring a meal.

Confirmation Banquet May 19 immediately following Divine Service. Mark your calendars and make your reservation on the bulletin insert to join us in celebrating our confirmands!

Didache – Interested in learning more about the essentials of Lutheran doctrine and practice? Please join Pastor’s adult instruction class on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm beginning May 21. Both members and guests are invited to attend, with guests having the opportunity to become communicant members upon completion.

VBS 2024 If you would like to assist in planning and carrying out VBS this year (June 11-13), speak to Arlington Hayne in person or contact him at arlingtonhayne@gmail.com.

Change for Life Bottle Campaign  Crisis Pregnancy Center would like to thank you for faithfully supporting them throughout the years! The loving support of the churches within the Wabash Valley has enabled CPC to effectively meet the physical and spiritual needs of this community for nearly 35 years! The proceeds from this campaign are used to purchase the port-a-cribs, toddler beds, baby monitors and car seats that CPC clients earn through the Encouraging Parents Together Program. Please pick up your baby bottle in the Parish Center today and return it on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th. As always, thank you for your loving support of the CPC.  https://youtu.be/u-Tu80C_8Sw

Limited Space For “Making The Case” Conference… There are less than 100 slots left for the 2024 Issues, Etc. “Making the Case” Conference Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at Concordia University Chicago.  Speakers include: 12 Time All-American Swimmer Riley Gaines, Mollie Hemingway of Fox News, Mark Hemingway of RealClear Investigations, Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith, Aaron Renn of The American Conservative, Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of “Has American Christianity Failed?,” and Pastor Will Weedon of The Word of the Lord Endures Forever.  The registration fee is $160 and includes three meals.  Reduced room rates, including on-campus dorms, are available.  For more information, visit issuesetc.org or call (618) 223-8385.


This Week at Immanuel

Today   The Seventh Sunday of Easter (Exaudi)
  • Sunday School/Adult Bible Study, 9:00 am
  • Second Sunday Snacks hosted by YPI, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Immanuel Book Club, 10:00 am
  • Campus Ministry Bible Study/Meal, 5:30 pm
  • Confirmation Rehearsal, 9:00 am
Next Sunday   The Day of Pentecost(Confirmation Sunday)
  • Sunday School /Adult Bible Class, 9:00 am
  • Divine Service, 10:30 am
  • Confirmation Banquet, 12:00 pm


Pastor’s Open Office Hours This Week
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Friday, 4:30-5:30 pm